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Mezzacorona Teroldego Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva 2009

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Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva The Teroldego wine is an indigenous varietal of Trentino which finds its ideal environment in the “Piana Rotaliana”. “Teroldego” seems to derive from “Tiroler Gold”, the name that indicated this wine at the Court of Vienna under the Austro-Hungarian empire. From this name came the “Tiroldico” and finally Teroldego. Among the Trentino wines it is certainly the most famous and rightfully called the royal wine of Trentino. This Riserva is produced only in the best vintages from manually harvested grapes of the best Piana Rotaliana vineyards, i.e. “Fron”, “Rauti”, “Catorzi” and “Sottodossi”. VINIFICATION Pressing with separation of the stems. Maceration of the skins with frequent repassing of the must. Fermentation at controlled temperature of 25°C (77°F) for 12 – 13 days. 24 months of aging, of which 12 in oak barrels (Allier and Troncais) and final refining in the bottle. CHARACTERISTICS Colour: intense ruby red Fragrance: complex, characteristic, with a pleasant aroma of ripe fruit (plums, blackberries, cranberry and blackcurrant), accompanied by the spicy notes which derive from the aging in oak barrels Flavour: full-bodied, well-balanced, pleasantly tannic ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% PAIRINGS A wine of great character, it pairs well with stews, roasted and grilled red meats and flavourful cheese. Ideal with Risotto al Teroldego SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C (61-64°F)

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Responsible for overseeing Gruppo Mezzacorona, the Mezzacorona Societa Cooperativa Agricola was founded in 1904 as one of the first growers associations in Italy.  Currently occupying just under 6,500 acres at the foot of the Italian Dolomites, Gruppo Mezzacorona which produces all Mezzacorona products, combines both the traditional pergola system of growing with the more modern espalie... Read more
Responsible for overseeing Gruppo Mezzacorona, the Mezzacorona Societa Cooperativa Agricola was founded in 1904 as one of the first growers associations in Italy.  Currently occupying just under 6,500 acres at the foot of the Italian Dolomites, Gruppo Mezzacorona which produces all Mezzacorona products, combines both the traditional pergola system of growing with the more modern espalier system for enological operations.  While staying true to the natural balance of the grapes, Mezzacorona is equipped with the most modern enological equipment allowing them to produce upwards of 8 million gallons of wine annually. Wine production focuses on quality white production with special attention paid to their Pinot Grigios and Chardonnays, both grapes coming from the Valle dell’ Adige section of the vineyards.  Red production is centered on the Teroldego, followed closely by their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, harvesting the grapes from the Piana Rotaliana and Lake Garda regions, respectively. Renowned for their consistent quality, Mezzacorona wines benefit from the unique landscape of the Trentino and Alto Adige regions of Italy.  For years Mezzacorona’s renowned winemakers have planted varietals in locations best suited for that varietal, being sure to takeg advantage of all the micro-climates the region has to offer. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Mezzacorona Teroldego Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,470
3.00 5
09/19/2012

This has a textbook nose. Wild berries, herbs and light spice notes with hints of dried fennel and a touch of sun-dried tomato. It checks off all the boxes. Big and polished in the mouth, this has a lot of intensity but feels a touch extracted with big, dry tannins that clamp down on the back end. Until then, this sets out in a fairly elegant and finely balanced style with subtle clay soil notes, chalky tannins and a bit of heat. This is a classic Italian wine of texture. It is full, rich and a bit matte. The nose remains awfully pretty, so time might help reveal more on the palate. 88pts


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Snooth User: redpoz
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2.50 5
10/05/2012

Probably the most famous and common red wine in Trentino, Teroldego is a pretty strong and tasty red. Mezzacorona Teroldego is very easy to find and a perfect starting for whoever wants to discover this type of wine.



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Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva The Teroldego wine is an indigenous varietal of Trentino which finds its ideal environment in the “Piana Rotaliana”. “Teroldego” seems to derive from “Tiroler Gold”, the name that indicated this wine at the Court of Vienna under the Austro-Hungarian empire. From this name came the “Tiroldico” and finally Teroldego. Among the Trentino wines it is certainly the most famous and rightfully called the royal wine of Trentino. This Riserva is produced only in the best vintages from manually harvested grapes of the best Piana Rotaliana vineyards, i.e. “Fron”, “Rauti”, “Catorzi” and “Sottodossi”. VINIFICATION Pressing with separation of the stems. Maceration of the skins with frequent repassing of the must. Fermentation at controlled temperature of 25°C (77°F) for 12 – 13 days. 24 months of aging, of which 12 in oak barrels (Allier and Troncais) and final refining in the bottle. CHARACTERISTICS Colour: intense ruby red Fragrance: complex, characteristic, with a pleasant aroma of ripe fruit (plums, blackberries, cranberry and blackcurrant), accompanied by the spicy notes which derive from the aging in oak barrels Flavour: full-bodied, well-balanced, pleasantly tannic ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% PAIRINGS A wine of great character, it pairs well with stews, roasted and grilled red meats and flavourful cheese. Ideal with Risotto al Teroldego SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C (61-64°F)

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